San Francisco Organic Produce Delivery Service VegiWorks Spotlights Red Spring Onions

April 6, 2012 12:23 AM EDT

One of the sweetest signs of the season is the sprouting of spring onions, says VegiWorks. The leading delivery service for conventional and organic produce in San Francisco and San Jose is now bringing organic red spring onions from Coke Farm to chefs and markets throughout the Bay Area.

“Red spring onions are sweet and tender, with just the right amount of crunch,” says Bob Mametsuka of VegiWorks. “They are perfect for roasting or grilling, and add flavor and texture to soups and salads.”

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Spring onions are commonly confused with scallions, but are not the same thing: they are simply regular onions that are harvested earlier. Scallions have a narrow white bulb that shoots straight up into a green stalk, whereas spring onions have a rounded bulb that may be red, white or yellow, depending on the variety. Spring onions can be used in recipes calling for scallions, but not the other way around, because scallions’ bulbs are not as meaty.

The organically grown red spring onions from Coke Farm have a natural sweetness that emerges when cooked. Their red bulb and green stalks have a stunning presentation that makes for an eye-catching appetizer.

Coke Farm has been growing organic fruits and vegetables in California’s Central Coast region since 1981. It all started when Dale Coke set out to disprove a fellow farmer who thought strawberries could not be grown organically. His strawberries were successful, and within a couple of years he moved on to other crops. Dale was the first farmer to create a “spring mix” of baby greens, an innovation that has been widely copied and wildly popular. The farm has continued to flourish, growing to over 200 acres. Coke Farm also manages cooling, storage and shipping for several small organic farms in the Santa Cruz area.

VegiWorks, a leading supplier of both conventional and organic produce in San Jose and San Francisco, has developed a close relationship with Coke Farm, and delivers organic fruits and vegetables from the farm, which is located near Aromas, to the Bay Area all year round.

For more information about red spring onions from Coke Farm, or for information about any of VegiWorks’ products or services, call (415) 658-9219, visit http://www.vegiworks.com, or find VegiWorks at the San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market, located at 1910 Jerrold Avenue in Bayview.

SOURCE: PRWEB http://www.prweb.com/releases/produce_delivery/san-francisco/prweb9372924.htm



 

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